Vol 1 No 1 2007
Poems originally published in Raw Silk (TriQuarterly
Books/ Northwestern University Press, 2004)
© Meena Alexander, 2004. All rights reserved.
Meena Alexander spent her childhood in India and Sudan then went to study in England. Her volumes of poetry include Illiterate Heart, winner of a 2002 PEN Open Book Award, and Raw Silk, 2004, both published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. Her memoir Fault Lines (Publishers Weekly Choice, Best Books of 1993) was reissued by the Feminist Press in 2003 with a Coda composed after 9/11. She has edited the anthology Indian Love Poems (Knopf/ Everyman's Library, 2005) and is currently working on two projects, a volume of autobiographical poems and a book of notes and essays titled Unquiet Borders: The Poetry of Migration. She is Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Centre, City University of New York.